How to control the Indicators for Wireless Network Coverage and Bluetooth LED Connections on a BlackBerry

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How to control LED Coverage Indicator

If you have been using the Bluetooth® functionality built into your BlackBerry® smartphone – such as pairing a BlackBerry® HS-700 wireless headset, or using BlackBerry® Bridge™ with a BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet – you might have a noticed that the LED on your BlackBerry smartphone flashes blue every few seconds whenever Bluetooth is being used. What if you don’t want the blue flashing to occur when Bluetooth is in use?

Today I’d like to show you how to do this, in addition to how you can control whether or not the LED flashes green – which means you have a wireless network connection on your BlackBerry smartphone.

Bluetooth LED Coverage Indicator

If you have turned on the Bluetooth feature from the Manage Connections section on the home screen your BlackBerry smartphone, you’ll notice that the LED starts flashing blue every so often when you are using Bluetooth functionality. If you want to turn this feature off, complete the following steps:

1. On the Home screen, select “Manage Connections” from the Home screen.

2. Select one of the following options based on your BlackBerry smartphone software version. If you don’t know which version you are using, click here to find out how to identify your BlackBerry smartphone software.

  • If you are using BlackBerry® Device Software v5.0, select “Bluetooth Options”
  • If you are using BlackBerry® 6, select “Bluetooth Connections”

3. Press the Menu key and select Options.

How to control LED Coverage Indicator

4. To disable the flashing LED, specify the following for the LED Coverage Indicator:

  • If you are using BlackBerry Device Software v5.0, select “Off”
  • If you are using BlackBerry 6, uncheck the box

How to control LED Coverage Indicator

5. Press the Menu key and select “Save”.

How to control LED Coverage Indicator

If you decide that you’d like to have this feature enabled, just complete the steps above again, and check the box, or select “Yes” for the LED Connection Indicator instead.

Wireless Network LED Coverage Indicator

Whenever you receive a new notification on your BlackBerry smartphone, you’ll notice that the LED flashes red to get your attention. When you don’t have a new notification, however, you’ll notice that the LED flashes green, which means your BlackBerry smartphone is connected to the wireless network. If you want to disable the green LED from flashing, all you need to do is complete the following steps:

1. On the Home screen, select “Options”.

2. Select one of the following options based on your BlackBerry device software version. If you don’t know which version you are using, click here to find out how to identify your BlackBerry smartphone software.

  • If you are using BlackBerry Device Software v5.0, select “Screen/Keyboard”
  • If you are using BlackBerry 6, select “Display” followed by selecting “Screen Display”

3. To disable the flashing LED, specify the following for the LED Coverage Indicator:

  • If you are using BlackBerry Device Software v5.0, select “Off”
  • If you are using BlackBerry 6, uncheck the box

How to control LED Coverage Indicator

4. Press the Menu key and select “Save”.

To turn the Wireless Network LED Coverage indicator back on, complete the same steps and check the box for LED Coverage Indicator or select “Yes” if you are using BlackBerry Device Software v5.0.

Do you have a question about the LED on your BlackBerry smartphone? Leave a comment and let me know as I’d love to hear from you!

About Ty Williams

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